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Overall rating
83.17/100
votes
8
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Release - Limited Batch
Bottled
18.05.2018
Stated Age
01 year old
Casktype
Oloroso Octaves
Casknumber
Batch 5
Number of bottles
152
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Jun 2018 1:07 pm by Zoltavar
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 54.65

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Whisky Reviews for Ardnamurchan 01-year-old AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.17 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Radar

    Ardnamurchan releases spirit like clockwork, in anticipation of their final whisky. This Warehouse Release Batch 5 matured for a year on smaller oloroso octaves. That explains the lovely, coppery color.

    While the nose is still quite spirity, it does not small like new make. The small sherry cask has clearly put its foot down. I get tobacco leaves, plums, but also a hint of rotting plants and a recently doused barbecue. Not completely pleasant, but not off-putting either. This spirit is clearly still underway – doh! – but it is going down the right path.

    On the palate, it’s all very alcoholic and rough. The sherry has not yet shaved of the edges. And while I already detect some dark and sweet notes, the taste is dominated by wood shavings, sour candy, overripe kiwi and some bubblegum. It is quaffable without water.

    Lots of spices kick in – cubeb pepper and even some mustard seeds – in the finish. And grainy wood. But it’s nicely warm!

    Promising, but still has a long way to go. I believe the distillery releases this only to keep the fans happy and to allow the brand to remain on the radar. That’s fine by me.

  2. avansele scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Judge this one as a young spirit and you'll certainly appreciate it. This is a real promising spirit. After one year the oloroso has already done a nice job ... imagine what it could be in ten years or more.
    • Nose
      81 81
      The nose is (what did you expect) quite spirity. The oloroso influence is already clearly present. The nose has a spicy touch, a bit like tabasco. There are notes if gumball present as well. Even a slightly smokey touch as well ... not peat, but more like BBQ smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is very hot because of the high abv. Gumball all over the place right now, the influence of the oloroso is already noticable trough the spirit but still has a long time to mature. There is a sour touch in this as well, like sour candy.
      This is actually really nice if you take its age in account.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is rather short and but pleasant. The gumball stays in the mouth for a few seconds and then fades away slowly into a more sour flavour.

  3. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Obviously young and feisty. But promising spirit nonetheless. For one year old stuff it is already nicely layered. I expect great stuff when this will reach an age of 10 years or older.

  4. GJR scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    Too young. Oloroso overpowerd by spirity notes. Oloroso notes are present but not accentuated enough. Although spirity it feels promising.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      60 60

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